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Officer who shot 911 caller sentenced

by Les Sillars
Posted 6/07/19, 01:57 pm

A former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder was sentenced Friday to 12½ years in prison for the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911. He apologized in court for “taking the life of a perfect person.”

Mohamed Noor, 33, was convicted in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Noor shot Damond when she approached his squad car in the alley behind her home.

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Hard exit

Immigration | For deportees to Mexico, adjusting to a new life outside the United States is hard
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/07/19, 12:58 am

When Luiz Ramirez stepped off the bus at the immigration facility in Tijuana, Mexico, he had only a prison-issued gray sweat suit and a brown paper bag carrying his personal items. A fresh deportee in an unfamiliar city, he stood dazed amid the sights and sounds of the world’s busiest border crossing: Near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, taxi drivers call out to tourists, baby-cradling mothers peddle chewing gum and peanut marzipans, street vendors hawk their wares, and pharmacy owners advertise cheap ED pills.

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Parkland deputy charged with negligence

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/04/19, 04:33 pm

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former sheriff’s deputy with 11 crimes for failing to confront a gunman during last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Broward County State Attorney Mike Satz said 56-year-old Scot Peterson faces child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury charges that carry a combined potential prison sentence of nearly 100 years. The charges follow a 14-month investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Peterson was on duty as the school resource officer during the massacre on Feb.

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